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Technical Project Manager Packaging, Mars


Your challenge? To make an impact on the world of consumers and travelers by your creative packaging for Mars chocolate products. Will you make Mars' chocolates stand out in holiday seasons like Easter and Christmas!

  • 31-10-2018
  • Veghel
  • Temporary
  • Packaging, Design
  • HBO, WO
  • Euro 4500 - 5500
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • Flexible working hours
  • Responsibility, Flexibility

We’ll challenge you every step of the way: the job

Easter and Christmas are exciting times for chocolate products. Your challenge is to work on products which are being sold in a tax free environment. As a Technical Project Manager Packaging you will build a bridge between the global and European packaging team by translating global packaging innovations into feasible and viable outcomes. You will achieve this by initiating and managing major regional innovation packaging projects.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • identifying and leveraging internal and external supply network opportunities with external manufacturers and co-packers
  • engaging with different high-level stakeholders to deal with multiple complex projects at the same time
  • working closely with the Global Category Business Units on the technical feasibility of packaging concepts at an early stage of the design process
  • taking the lead as a business packaging owner by collaborating with the Marketing and Procurement departments
  • sharing your technical packaging expertise in flexibles, carton and corrugated and rigid plastics

About Mars

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

In the position of Technical Project Manager Packaging you will be working at the biggest Mars factory in Veghel, the Netherlands. The location in Veghel is in fact the biggest chocolate factory in the world. Veghel is for Mars, both in Europe and globally, a top location, not just because of the volume it produces, but also because the innovations created in Veghel are appetizing.

Are you eager to share your winning packaging experience with us?

Mars' employees are more than just employees. That’s why they’d like you to be creative, customer-focused and action-oriented. You know how to manage different relationships in project teams and with external partners, and always look for creative solutions during problematic situations. Standing alone doesn’t make you nervous; it ensures you always aim to learn more and to grow within your division. In addition, you can positively influence others and direct them effectively.

The experienced project manager we are looking for:

  • holds a HBO, bachelor’s or master’s degree in (food) packaging, industrial design engineering or another discipline related to technical packaging
  • has a minimum of 3 years’ experience in packaging innovation in FMCG or the packaging industry
  • is an expert in complex project management and is comfortable around higher management
  • has an excellent command of English, both verbally and written

Apply now!

Want to know more? Please feel free to contact Nesrin Tanriverdi, Recruitment Consultant at SMS Intermediair: 0031 (0)40 211 40 75 / nesrin@sms-intermediair.nl

SMS Intermediair is a recruitment agency based in Eindhoven. SMS Intermediair and has a long tradition as a one of Mars' suppliers, dating back to 1999.

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